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Forward:

Before we dive in, I want to give some perspective and context to my mindset while writing this article. I worry that perhaps the intent may be lost due to a lack of eloquence of writing on my part while crafting this, so this forward of sorts felt necessary. While this article will surely be interlaced with personal opinion and critique, it’s not a sanctimonious attempt to make a statement of authoritative opinion. Rather, it’s meant as an explanation for my and so many others reactions to the Fallen Kingdom trailer, and most of all, to pose my worries that the followup will try to answer these concerns by showing far too much of the film, rather than addressing these concerns in a more graceful fashion.

I do not think a poor trailer equates a poor film, and am not judging the film off of the trailer itself. But promising words from filmmakers can only go so far, especially when you’re shown the exact opposite in execution. That is why this trailer failed to resonate with me – but make no mistake, I’m still looking forward to the upcoming sequel, and cannot wait to see JA Bayona’s vision put on screen.

Now, let’s get to the point. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt seen the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Trailer which released online early this month, making waves across the internet. For posterity’s sake, we’ve got you covered:

After viewing this trailer, I’ve come to the conclusion whomever cut it loves Jurassic Park for very different reasons than most others – this trailer was all the most controversial parts of Jurassic World, multiplied with far too common elements of modern Hollywood blockbusters; the hybrid nobody asked for. Now one can argue that it’s a matter of taste and personal opinion, but there is no getting around that it so strongly conflicts with the messaging the filmmakers pushed prior to its release.

So why didn’t that trailer work for me?

What Was Promised:

Well, for starters the entire awareness lead-up to the trailer was virtually nonexistent, seemingly cornering Universal into a position where they felt forced to show too much from the film (I’m looking at you, stampede setup and payoff, plus the Carnotaurus and T. rex showdown). In what appeared to be a further reaction to the lack of longterm lead-up, they also released almost everything from the trailer in a week-long awareness campaign. While it was certainly fun during, it took the wind out of the trailer, showing most of its bigger moments prior to release. However, the real issue as stated prior, was it completely went against everything the filmmakers promised with this film.

Colin Trevorrow and director JA Bayona have promised numerous times that Fallen Kingdom would be a return to Jurassic Park form, delivering on more intimate thrills and character drama. Rewinding back, Colin Trevorrow shared this about the Jurassic World sequel a little over a year ago in our interview with him (paraphrasing):

‘This movie doesn’t need to be ‘bigger’. It’s not about ‘bigger better dinosaurs’ or ‘bigger action sequences’. Colin brought up Raptors in the Kitchen scene vs Indominus Rex Helicopter explosion, and how the simplicity of the former is just as effective – if not more.’

Colin went on to say:

It will be more suspenseful and scary. It’s just the way it’s designed; it’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skill set.”

Speaking to El Mundo, Colin had this to say:

“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons. [Fallen Kingdom] will be a very different, more complex movie that will explore new paths. For that reason, it was clear that it needed to be Bayona who would direct it, in order to have it grow and evolve with his very personal vision.”

“You need to be faithful to the legacy, while bringing new exciting [things]” – JA Bayona:

‘Will Fallen Kingdom be more Jurassic World 2, or Jurassic Park 5’?

JA Bayona:

“That’s a good question! I think somehow it’s both. It’s a very good question, and what we’re doing is a sequel to Jurassic World, but it’s definitely the fifth chapter of a longer saga. It’s very interesting. It’s always tricky, but you need to find a balance in what people expect to find, and the new stuff you’re bringing to the story. And I think the story is looking for a connection between Jurassic World and Jurassic Park — more than what Jurassic World did.”

Finally, Colin Trevorrow set the groundwork of our expectations in 2015, while speaking to JurassicCast Podcast:

“It will get to be a different kind of film. The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don’t necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it’s not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs, it’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals and about animals in general and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life.”

“We’ve seen a lot of ‘dinosaurs chasing people around on an island’ movies. I think you guys and also the general audience is going to be down to explore where else we can go.”

“[Owen and Claire] opened Pandora’s Box in Jurassic World, and each of them are responsible for different elements of it in different ways, and I think the way that these characters are connected to the circumstances of what’s happening it’s different than the previous films. It’s not ‘Let’s manufacture a way to get them somewhere.”

There are plenty of other quotes out there pushing similar messaging, but that should suffice as a crash course for everything Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom prior to the trailer drop. Full stop – it’s intermission time. As a palate cleanser, check out the behind the scenes piece, which does a far better job selling the movie and its themes:

Where Things Stand:

Movie trailers are more than a marketing tool, they’re an art form, and they’re very easy to get wrong. Movie trailers in themselves should serve as a thematic short story, leaving you both satisfied, yet wanting more. The first, and arguably most important element is how to open it, and grab the audience; the hook. For reasons I’m unsure of, the hook for this trailer is not the status of the dinosaurs, Jurassic World, or the impact the events of 2015’s film had on the world… but rather Owen and Claire, particularly their hamfisted and less than nuanced romantic issues.

“Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?”

The behind the scenes trailer companion piece opens on an entirely different hook (above), and arguably one infinitely more successful. Mystery, intrigue, wonder, and nostalgia interlaced with a tone both fresh, yet familiar to fans of the franchise dictates the flow of that piece. It opens on new a locale, recognizable music, and catches the attention of the audience with a pertinent question invoking familiarity, while promising the unknown off the cusp.

Movie trailers, once they catch your attention, should begin to ramp up in the scale of events – and there is no denying the trailer does that, as things become rather explosive and bombastic. However, they should also expand in themes and story elements, and despite the disembodied voice asking if dinosaurs deserve the same rights as animals, we’re treated to a visual spectical meant to look cool, rather than tragic or terrifying. For a movie about animal rights, it sure shows a lot of them die terrible deaths, and nothing about the execution implies the heavier themes promised on the surface level.

The way the trailer frames the movie implies a simple point a to point b plot: recruit for a rescue mission, debate the ethics of saving the dinosaurs, arrive on the island and begin capturing dinosaurs, and the volcano erupts during the climax putting our heroes in peril. So many people took to social media to complain not only about the simplicity of the plot, but the fact that they felt whole thing was spoiled that Colin Trevorrow shared this tweet to ease minds:

I land in the ‘less is more’ camp for trailers, but this trailer didn’t show less, it just showed a whole lot more about one particular element of the film, and did a poor job selling the vision and story the filmmakers wish to take us on. Strangely, the easy to miss synopsis of the film handled the themes at play in a much better way, promising more to the story with the final sentence:

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

Conspiracy that pits the themes of conservation and empathy against greed and exploitation? Now you’re speaking my Michael Crichton infused language. The best part is, the synopsis doesn’t spoil who or how that conspiracy plays out, we simply know that not everybody plans to save the dinosaurs for the right reasons. Is every character who they say they are – and just what is that conspiracy – and what happens if those less than savory sorts succeed? That is what the trailer should be hinting at.

The next trailer has its work cut out for it: it needs to show the grander themes at play, without spoiling the finer details of it. It needs to deliver on the promises of a more intimate and suspenseful film akin to Jurassic Park. It needs to excite, and show something new, without giving away the plot elements. Most of all, it needs to wash that generic big budget CG flick vibe away, and not show anymore spoilers like the Carnotaurus scene. (Seriously, way to make the most anticipated dinosaur by fans since 1996 feel pointless now that we know how its big scene plays out.)

“What we tried to do was find the animal in the dinosaur, as opposed to the monster in the dinosaur. The idea was not to make them any less threatening, but rather to keep them from doing as much monster ‘schtick’. For our human characters, we wanted their situation to be more like they were being stalked by an animal that is a carnivore, as opposed to something that is psychopathic and just out to get them.” – Production Designer Rick Carter in ‘The Making of Jurassic Park’

Ultimately, for me dinosaurs are animals, not monsters. That was the defining element of Jurassic Park, and was no accident, as every behind the scenes interview or feature from that film will assert. The movie executed the concept beautifully, from the design to the behavior. One of my holdups, and this is something that some others share, is that Jurassic World depicted most of the dinosaurs as heroes, villains, or set pieces. Pets, or monsters. I had hoped Fallen Kingdom would perhaps handle those concepts in a more subtle way, and while it is certainly too soon to judge, scenes like ‘Deus Rex Machina’ didn’t quite bring me where I hoped to be.

We know the next trailer is coming during the Super Bowl, and we know those trailers are usually quite bombastic, so this message is to the marketing team: please do not spoil the movie. We’ve already seen too much, yet not what I wanted. I know I’m personally excited for the film, and can’t wait to see more – but that first trailer was like jumping into ice cold water, it was not what I expected or hoped for, and I needed time to adjust.

While many members of the Jurassic Outpost team share these opinions, it’s worth noting we’re a diverse site with differing opinions – and I am not asserting every opinion of mine reflects that of the entire site. Nor am I asserting it reflects that of the readers – so sound off, join the discussion, and let us know what you think!

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39 thoughts on “The Next ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Trailer Should Allude to More yet Show Less

  1. Great article, you took the words out of my mouth. I’m usually easy to please but this trailer left me feeling empty. I hope the movie is more like they promised!

  2. I’m glad I’m not the only person extremely disappointed with the trailer. I am a bit more pessimistic now having seen it. I’m seriously getting pissed off at how the t-rex is being used. No doubt the heroics in Jurassic Park and Jurassic World were awesome, but when I saw the rex take down the Carnotaurus in the Fallen Kingdom trailer I was furious. Might as well slap a cape and costume on rexy at this point because she’s been reduced to convenient plot device. The entire trailer reeks of Disney to be honest. I’m holding out hope, but if this movie sucks I think it’s time to retire the franchise again.

  3. New reader of this site here and I quite agree with your opinions. The trailer looked like it was catering to the general public rather than die-hard Jurassic Park fans who crave the suspenseful nature of the first movie.

    The fact that the next bit of footage will show up during Superbowl (is this confirmed?) makes me a little less optimistic about the second trailer being what you aspire it to be. From what I’ve seen in the past, Superbowl spots are generally short snippets cut out from an upcoming second trailer so if they plan on airing a Superbowl spot which is bombastic, chances are the second trailer will be loud as well. Unless of course the Superbowl Spot is largely comprised of action scenes from the first trailer (alternate takes perhaps).

    The only hope we have is from Colin Trevorrow’s tweet. Assuming that this is indeed all from the movie’s first hour, perhaps they’re deliberately structuring the movie in a way to allow all the action heavy elements to fall in the first hour which they can spoil and market to their heart’s content in the movie’s marketing and save the horror elements for the second half best experienced as a complete surprise. This again, is assuming the folks at Universal are intelligent enough to outwit our assumptions.

    On a side note, I’ve read your coverage of Fallen Kingdom and am mighty impressed with your knowhow of dinosaurs and the Jurassic Park universe. The site itself is also very well designed. Cheers.

  4. Nailed it to a T!
    This was one of my biggest disappointment about this trailer is that it strayed away what we were promised and showed a bit to way too much of the movie, even of the first 57 minutes.
    Here’s hoping they learned their lesson and that the movie will be better than expected. I have faith that Bayona can bring us a good or even the best a JP/JW film has ever offered, if not more, since the first JP

  5. Well written. When the trailer starts, the movie I first thought of is Always. Which fits the intense rescue aspect. And they drummed up the frightening abilities of JA Bayona. Jaws is what that makes me think. And given Bryce’s work with M Night Shyamalan the suspense is maybe what was missing and that tone maybe will solely be what the next trailer is. One character, alone, silence, tense, sweaty, no not actually alone… They used the yell “run!” in the first JW trailer too, Bryce yells it. But if Owen was instead yelling “run!” at a slowly waddling behemoth as a slow moving lava wall moved painfully slowly forward I think that would have had more impact than cg scrambling dinos.

  6. Remember when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer comes out? The trailer looks AMAZING, actually Awesome. But when the movie comes out, its not like all of fan wanted. I hope that they (Universal Pictures) didn’t do this for this movie. I know that marketing is important, but please give us something different. The first trailer just gives us the WOW factor.

  7. The start of this trailer with them in the diner! When you think back at, say, The Lost World trailer, which instantly provides you with that ominous “Something Has Survived” vibe and compare it to the opening of the Fallen Kingdom trailer… it just doesn’t feel right. No one really cares whether Claire and Owen are together or that Owen is still sassy. If this movie is going to deliver a more “horror” aspect as suggested, the trailer needs that. Suspense about returning to the island needed to be delivered, not a bit of chat between exes.

  8. I agree with your opinions dear author.

    The first trailer was a disappointment and reduced my excitment for the movie significantly. This official trailer monster… I spoiled 57 minutes of the movie. Simple as that. It showed every key events. Universal does not have clue how to make trailers without huge spoiler and that was the same problem before JW release.

    The teaser trailer was way better, kept the plot hidden due to mixed scenes from different momements of JWFK and it did not spoiled major part of the movie. It really made me excited. Soundtrack choice there was better and it didn’t make is sound like another bad Micheal Bay’s Transformers movie. Unfortunately, they did use such “dum-dum-duuum” soundtrack in the official trailer…

    I wonder why they decided to reveal carnotaurs in the trailer… It would have been such surprise in cinemas that people would have been talking about for a quite long time! However, I. am. sick. of. Deus Rex Machina. There is a huge vulcanic eruption in the background and carnivores still feel like to hunt? Come on. They could have used a rock falling from the sky that would have scared carno off, but noooo. “We need to fit Rexy victorious roar somewhere boys!” Entire scene with carnotaurus is pointless and it will have no impact on viewers that could have had, because they spoiled entire scene.

    Also, even though my suspension of disbelief is strong enough, It fails when I saw Owen being covered by pyroplastic cloud. He is dead. Right there he should die, but he wouldn’t because of plot armor.

    As for conspiracy, there are theories that Claire and Owen, and the closet team are not aware of the true purpouse of the rescue misson. They are being used as useful and silly pawns by someone who wants to sell rescued dinosaurs on auction, hence there are actors that are listed as auctioners in the cast list. What’s more there is Indoraptor that I’m more than sure it’s going to be sold on black market or to some goverments.

  9. I guess I will be the lone voice of dissent. Love this sight and have been a huge fan since before JW was released. I will share my thoughts on this, though. I am going to put my trust in Spielberg, Marshall, Trevorrow, and Bayona. They have all done right by me over the years. I do feel they (the industry) always give away too much in the trailers. Think about how exciting it would be to be totally caught off guard by a movie. I think a brilliant experiment could have happened in the 90’s with the film From Dusk Till Dawn. Height of indie movement. Huge cast. Tarantino’s first script since Pulp Fiction. Imagine if they had sold that as another crime film. Only shown stuff from the first hour and made it seem like a straight hostage film. Never even utter the word vampire or even show a bat. People would have flipped out and the rug would have really been pulled out from under them when when people started bleeding green blood and turning into monsters. It could have been amazing. But they think they have to tell us everything to get us to come. We were robbed of the thrill of a unique and thrilling plot turn because they were scared. Scared we wouldn’t be enticed just by the elements we were given. Scared we wouldn’t trust the stellar reputations of the filmmakers. Hitchcock did not end the trailer of Psycho with Norman running down the stairs dressed as Mother. As such, I think they never should have shown the mosasaurus eating the pteranodon in the JW trailers. People were already going to see the film. No need to spoil a character death to those of us who were really paying attention to each bit of what we were seeing. However, having said that, those of us with so much knowledge of FK know they are holding back major plot details. Especially after seeing that awesome making-of video. I think they should not show us any more, talk about anything in interviews, nothing. To the masses, what they have seen in this trailer is what they expect from a JP film, but with a disaster movie twist. Chris Pratt+Goldblum+JP+disaster are all elements people enjoy and are enough to attract crowds. From a general audience member’s perspective it appears that we have seen an exciting trailer that probably gives away too much perhaps even a final scene. But WE know more. A friend of mine complained that they didn’t end on the T-Rex roaring shot since it is so iconic. I like that it doesn’t. It feels like a final shot because we have been trained to know it is a JP final shot. Screen goes black, but then wait, there’s more. They give us images of something we have never seen a JP movie. Perhaps this trailer and this element is thematic to what a final FK viewing experience will be like. Here’s hoping they give us another great cinematic experience this summer.

  10. I still love the trailer, though I totally get why you were disappointed and felt the BTS video/trailer had a way bigger impact. The BTS video left me with shivers of excitement for what could happen in this film and how it would look.

    I still enjoy the official trailer for the clever gems hidden in it, seeing the compy hidden as a toy then running off – we go from the smallest dinosaur to the biggest when we next see the brachiosaurus. I found the volcanic eruption an impressive visual and loved the design of the carno. I am interested how the t-rex goes from attacking them to being in a truck. And I will admit my knowledge of the greater story from the synopsis makes me think there’s more to this eruption. Just seeing tons of different dinosaurs excited. Maybe I’m easy to please?

    I’m not defending this trailer just being honest. I love watching it. But I do feel they’re saving ‘Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?’ for the last trailer. I still think this film is going to be a huge hit, due in part to the fact, that even though I saw a ton of people moaning about the trailer saying it looked ‘dumb’ almost ALL of them followed it with ‘but I’ll definitely see it.’

    I have faith in Bayona, and though many may doubt Trevorrow, I still believe he has love for this franchise.

  11. lets hope so. by the way it´s funny that even in the thumbnail they corected the color balance to make it look better. in the trailer that scene of the t.rex looks completely green

    1. That bothers me too. I think it’s the stupid blue filter they’ve insisted on using since Jurassic World. It’s crap. It makes the cgi look worse than it is. A true disservice to the artists.

      1. exactly. it´s one of those things that makes the movie look more unrealistic and some people can not even point out what exactly is the reason. In real life we don´t observe things behind a blue inked glass…

  12. “We’ve already seen too much, yet not what I wanted.” Maybe you should just stop watching the trailers? Whenever I get to the point that I know I’m going to see a movie and just can’t tolerate anymore spoilers I just go dark on that film. Trailers are designed to convince people to go see the movie. You’re already going for sure so just let yourself be surprised. Trailers often go through an intense process of focus groups/audience testing and filmmaker notes before the most effective version ever sees the light of day. A movie like JW has such high expectations at the box office that a trailer must play to the general public but should also reward die hard fans with easter eggs (like jeff goldblums speech from the first movie re contextualized with the island blowing up). I understand your surface level disappointment that this trailer is kinda one-note but as a first piece I think it’s very strong and smartly strategic for the same reasons you think the opposite. This will be a long and very prominent campaign with no doubt a lot of unique AV components. This first trailer obviously left a lot on the table and gave the marketing dept a lot of places to go in future content. I’m excited to see the next piece and feel confident it will have much of what you’re missing… Because thats the logical next step in a campaign. I personally still think you might be happier if you just stop watching till June though, ‘cause there’s no aboiding spoilers otherwise 🙂

  13. Well written and put together. And I agree. Specifically the opening of the trailer being about the romance instead of the more important and thematic things – you’re bang on, the featurette did a much, much better job there. And the shot in the featurette of the child moving the toy dinosaur over the model of the island, THAT’S what resonates. Here’s hoping the teaser trailer was to get the attention and not much more of the eruption will be shown in trailer 2, and that trailer 2 will have that longer, slower, emotional build with shots relevant to the themes we’ve been promised. I fear otherwise, however. And as much as I am excited for the film I may avoid any further trailers as between the trailer and featurette I already feel I’ve been shown too much (I want to have fun spotting what is physical and what is CGI, not be shown (eyeless!) dinosaur heads before the film is even released…)

  14. You sure used a lot of words there to say very little… Newsflash: studios don’t care about what *you* want to see in their trailers.

    The trailer was bad because it’s cut from a film that probably blows. Not because it failed to check your wishlist.

      1. How is that trolling? I just like a little substance to go with my fan conjecture. This article is critical of the trailer but for the wrong reasons – the writer is just venting his own disappointment. How about an actual critique instead? Like a breakdown of why it doesn’t work other than “it’s not what I wanted”? This is pretty much the only dedicated JP website out there, it feels like a missed opportunity that it doesn’t rise above basic fanboy level.

  15. Well for one as Dr Malcom would say LIFE ALWAYS FINDS A WAY.

    This is a lesson we all need to realize, ice age after ice age, the same extinct species coming back over and over or being gound in the depths of the ocean or places we haven’t even been to or seen, new species are always being discovered daily.

    Take the hint from the first Jurassic Movie….

    LIFE WILL FIND A WAY

    no matter what!

      1. I think this is just to get people in to the movie theater. What we have seen is perfectly in line with everything we have been told so far. They just put more focus on the crazy action sequence in the middle of the movie that we were told about, for the general public. I sware fans are the worst for selective hearing.

  16. I feel you on alot of what you said but that being said, these movies arent strictly made to satisfy fans like us, theyre made to make money and draw in as many people as possible. with peoples attention spans being so short these days and many younger folks having never seen jurassic park, you have to throw a bunch of action at them in a trailer to get their attention and get them in the seats sadly. I just try and enjoy things for what they are but JW left me feeling empty

  17. Here’s the thing. The trailer wasn’t made for the fans. The fans are going to go watch the movie simply because it’s Jurassic Park. The one’s seeking a deeper storyline have been catered to with the tweets and behind the scenes video teaser. The trailer is designed to pull the hordes in who need something crazy and action-y to fill 2 hours of their meaningless lives. That’s where the majority of the money comes from.

    1. Exactly, We have already been told what this film will be like. We were even told there was going to be a action sequence in the middle of the film that was going to be nuts. So we all need to calm down. To be perfectly honest if you take out the volcano stuff ìn the last half of the trailer everything prior to that is right in line with what they told us the film would be like. I really don’t think we have to worry about this movie at all. It looks like maybe 10 to 15 minutes of this film will end up being pure spectacle. We also have to remember that this film is a direct sequel to Jurassic World.

  18. Can an administrator of this site please accept the registration of my account for the forums? Been waiting for 2 days and “Jack” hasnt been active on here for like 4-6 months!

      1. Hey guys – I do apologise for the delay in activating your accounts! I thought one of our admins/mods over there would have got to it by now but evidently not. I will activate you both now.

  19. Trailers like the one last month are specifically edited to appeal to general audiences of various ethnic stances, some only caring about action, some aware of the franchise but not really caring at all about the integrity of the story’s details due to seeking the same action, some inbetween. For all of these types there is one parallel, common apathy about film-making as an art of storytelling in the favor of lowest common denominators, a considerable amount of the GA being children of such attitude. Then there are of course those who have been devoted to the franchise since the 90s, thus, passionate about it and it’s handling. There are many cooks in the kitchen to say the least. So trailers literally get made with specific demographic concepts in mind. I hate to say it, but today is a different beast to the 90s where everything was presented differently to how it is now. Loud style in trailers, as opposed to what today may be considered niché, is simply easier to make. While I 100% agree with your opinion, especially with the emphasis about how less is more, these ideas don’t fit the modern business narrative from the viewpoint of those who want to minimize the risk of losing easy revenue. The trailer is definitely not suitable for what you’re suggesting but it does the job in catching eyes which is all that Hollywood is these days; 99% eye candy, 1% content. It sucks, I know, but we didn’t invent the system in place.

    Hey, I know, have J. A himself edit the next trailer! ;p

  20. The problem with today’s world is easy to see. Just compare the original Jurassic Park trailer to this new one for Fallen Kingdom…

  21. I also agree that the T. rex/Carnotaurus scene was too much of a reveal for the trailer. Even more so, for me though, is that I think the behind the scenes featurette should have been released after the trailer, primarily due to it showing the Carnotaurus prop, which, alternately, could have been left out altogether. Seeing it first in the trailer would have had a greater impact on us, I think.

    As most people have said, I think the trailer simply reflects current trends. Who actually cuts movie trailers? How much freedom do the director/producer have, if any?

  22. You know, I hope people that are working on the film come onto this site and read this. I agree with everything you’ve said, but I’m afraid that the people working on this film will ruin my excitement for this film. The Jurassic movies are my childhood; I know every single moment and quote the movies several times a day. So needless to say, I was so psyched when I found out that a fourth movie would be added. Unfortunately, it was not as good as I hoped for it to be. By no means terrible… just not meeting up the standards of its predecessor. The effects were mostly just standard CGI, the plot branched off more than necessary, the acting was a bit off at times, and over all I wasn’t really impressed until about the final 15-20 minutes of the film. While I have high hopes for this sequel and have confidence that JA Bayona knows what he’s doing, I just don’t want to get exactly another JW. I want it to be more like Jurassic Park. I want the kids of this generation to feel what we did when we watched those movies in the theaters; awe, wonder, and even some genuine fear. And I want to go into a theater and relive those feelings again. JW didn’t really give me that. But hopefully, Bayona and his team will pull through and deliver. While the trailer could’ve been better to deliver the message of the film, I have confidence that the team will remedy this and give us the movie we are begging for.

  23. To be honest I loved the first Official Trailer for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”!!!! And for those who are like just sitting there Criticizing the official trailer, I don’t know why you just can’t try to look at the positive side to it in stead of always focusing in on the negative side of it!!! Only “True Die Hard Fan” would get that like come on now!!!!

  24. PS. I am both a proud “Jurassic Park and Jurassic Word” Fan, and to tell the truth I don’t give a Hoot to the movie flaws just fyi….

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